Other hits included “I Can’t Remember,” “Nobody But a Fool” and “Cincinnati, Ohio.” The Country Music Hall of Famer is also known for being Marty Stuart’s wife, but long before that she was a powerhouse vocalist many felt was under-appreciated because she didn’t chase fame and fortune with every fiber of her being when she could have. Roy Acuff called her the “Sweetheart of the Grand Ole Opry.” Opry announcer and WSM radio host Eddie Stubbs would later call her the Rolls-Royce of country singers.
“There’s really only three real female singers in the world,” Dolly Parton once said. “Streisand, Ronstadt and Connie Smith. The rest of us are only pretending.” Country music fans are fortunate enough to be able to see Smith perform regularly at the Opry.